Activists say CBD can be used as therapeutic cannabis for ill or anxious dogs.

Supporters, financiers and even researchers have advocated CBD as a treatment for a wide variety of dog and cat illnesses from allergies to anxiety. There are repeated industry statements that the pet market for CBD doubled between 2008 and 2014.

CBD is not psychoactive for people, unlike THC, the substance that gets people and animals high.

The exact effects of CBD on our bodies are a matter of broad continuing research, but supporters of cannabis as a drug have long alleged that CBD can treat epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and other illnesses.

It has been shown 89% decrease in epileptic seizures for dogs cured with CBD. They are continuing to study CBD as a cure for osteoarthritis in dogs, and are engaging for a larger epilepsy study.